Every Thursday this summer

Yearning to feel you’ve escaped London for a bit? Longing for a chilled evening with mates, where your kids can ‘play out’ but in sight? Craving moreish street food, washed down with sundowners, craft beer or good wine? Fancy well-being and personal development classes in a 18th century mansion, followed by alfresco drinks & beautiful views?

If the answer is yes to any of these, then you’re feeling Peckish.

Peckish is a new family-friendly event at Beckenham Place Mansion, running 4pm-10pm every Thursday evening in summer, featuring workshops inside alongside food, drinks and fun outdoors.

More than a regular street food market, our get-together will be embellished with little feel-good touches that take advantage of the open, free spirit the park delivers. You’ll hear great soul & disco music floating through the air, from our resident record shop Cigarette Records. Sometimes we’ll feature live performance too – perhaps a rising solo artist, a jazz trio or a percussion troupe, for example. Every week we’ll curate the food to bring you delicious, fresh eats from London and beyond; including vegan, vegetarian, melty, meaty options and dessert. You can also expect to find a quirky game or an old skool activity on the lawn, to help keep the kids happy.

At the Mansion, our mission is to keep our glorious Grade II* listed Georgian house in use, whilst fostering connection and collaboration among the thriving small biz and arts community in SE London. We want to showcase all this talent so, week by week, we’ll be using the Drawing Room and Dining Room to help visitors explore a mix of personal development, wellness, lifestyle and creative offerings. (Mostly the workshops will be free, running on a walk-in basis; on occasion they will be ticketed, depending on the scale of content. Keep your eyes on listings for details.)

So, think of Peckish as a grass-roots carousel of music, food, family and beautiful humans who live locally to the largest green space in Lewisham. Think an easy night out, with family and friends, without the heavy price tag or long journey.

Feeling peckish? Come unwind on the lawn down at our neck of the woods. #feelingpeckish

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If you’re a mobile street food caterer, a performance artist, creative or small business and you want to be a part of Peckish, reach out to us below. Please include any links that might be relevant.